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Information and tutorials for folks interested in antique Italian lacework, nouveau fashion, sewing techniques and much much more!

The British Button Society

Button du Jour is head over heels for The British Button Society. Founded in 1976, members receive their quarterly magazine, Button Lines. They also have a page of links to other button collecting sites, including the California State Button Society.

Jenny & Eric provided the Society with an amazing photo page of antique button images. There are buttons with green glass ducks, brass owls, swooning Victorian women clasping dogs to their bosom, Satsuma scenes, pirate ships, railroad buttons and more!
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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: The World According to Joyce Gross: Quilts from the Dolph Briscoe Center

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
August 4 through October 25, 2009
408.971.0323
The World According to Joyce Gross: Quilts from the Dolph Briscoe Center
A selection of 30 important historical quilts & quilt-related ephemera from the collection amassed by Joyce Gross over 35 years. Includes 30 important quilts dating from 1845 to 1980, with an emphasis on appliqué quilts.
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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: Fabric Tattoos: Spirit of the The Mola

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Aug 4 through Oct 25, 2009
Fabric Tattoos: Spirit of the The Mola
Molas are a traditional Panamanian textile created by the Kuna people of the San Blas islands and worn in their costumes. They are created using a unique reverse appliqué technique, where the layers of colored cotton cloth are turned under to reveal the colors in the layers below.
Spirit of the Mola

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